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Help! Google Redirect Virus

May 21, 2010 at 07:17:46
Specs: Windows XP

My computer has been infected by the Google redirect virus -- it affects all my search engines. I haven't been able to get rid of it using various spywre removers, such as Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. I purchased Avast Internet Internet Security 5.0. I got it to run for a short while, then the redirect bug showed up and now it won't work.

BTW -- This all started when I was infected with the "Antivirus Soft" ransomware virus. That has been removed (well, at least it appears to be gone), then the Gogle redirect virus showed up.

I have my logs from my Malwarebytes quick scan and the log from Highjackthis. I have already downloaded Combofix.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


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#1
May 21, 2010 at 11:06:57

you obviously have an unwanted rootkit installed. Try Hitman Pro and remove all it finds

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#2
May 23, 2010 at 15:10:48

Sorry to say that Hitman Pro did not do the trick. I also tried Spyware Terminator. Still getting redirects in my search engines. I even uninstalled all Google programs, but Google pages randomly pop up when I am online. I also am still unable to run avast! Internet Security program -- get message that web shields are "unreachable," and the "Fix Now" and "start" funcitions result in no action.

Have new HijackThis and Malwarebytes logs. What do you suggest as the next step?


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#3
May 23, 2010 at 15:23:47

did you by chance have Norton or McAfee installed before you installed Avast?
If so, you have to use the Norton uninstaller from their website or for McAfee you have to google for MCPR.exe to remove all registry items.

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#5
May 23, 2010 at 22:04:42

That's okay, I'm buying a Mac.

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#6
May 23, 2010 at 22:11:45

'That's okay, I'm buying a Mac'

and you think you have troubles now LOL...be ready for some migraines ;-)

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